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CMOHS.org - Chief Boatswain's Mate CRANDALL, ORSON L., U.S. Navy

Recipient Detail

 

CRANDALL, ORSON L.

Rank: Chief Boatswain's Mate
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 2 February 1903, St. Joseph, Mo.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Connecticut
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Place / Date: At sea following sinking of U.S.S. Squalus, 13 May 1939
 
 


CRANDALL, ORSON L. Photo
 
Citation

For extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as a master diver throughout the rescue and salvage operations following the sinking of the U.S.S. Squalus on 23 May 1939. His leadership and devotion to duty in directing diving operations and in making important and difficult dives under the most hazardous conditions characterize conduct far above and beyond the ordinary call of duty.